Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Leg 2 Start Tomorrow, 12:40 ADT
Finally, the return race is upon us – our class starts at 1240 Atlantic Daylight Time tomorrow so that’s 11:40 AM Eastern. It seems like ages since we arrived in St. George. We just have a couple things to deal with tomorrow morning but we’re basically ready to go. We have a solid return strategy based on this evening’s weather reports for at least the first three days but there’s a low predicted for New England later in the race that’s a bit of a wild card. We’ll gather some weather data in route and make some adjustments along the way. Looks like a lot of spinnaker work on this run which is good for us as we hope to move close to our hull speed for the first 48 hours. Above is a shot of Jeroboam’s crew after a long, final day of prep work.